Mr. Sherman to Mr. Uhl.

No. 360.]

Sir: Referring to previous correspondence concerning the treatment of American woods on railways in Germany under Government control, I have to inform you that your dispatch No. 296, of the 15th ultimo, inclosing copy of your note of March 15, 1897, to the Imperial German foreign office on the subject, has been received.

Your course in regard to the matter is fully approved by the Department.

In this connection I inclose for your information a copy of a letter of the 27th ultimo, in regard to the case, from B. Kobler, manager of the Austro-American Stave and Lumber Company.

Respectfully, yours,

John Sherman.